Hamm doesn't medal in floor, pommel horse

Updated: August 23, 2004, 7:57 AM ET
Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece -- All-around champ Paul Hamm failed to medal Sunday in two individual events, taking fifth in the floor exercise and sixth in the pommel horse.

Kyle Shewfelt won the men's floor exercise Sunday night, giving Canada its first Olympic gold medal in gymnastics. Marian Dragulescu of Romania finished with the same score as Shewfelt, a 9.787, but a series of tiebreakers dropped him to second place. Jordan Jovtchev of Bulgaria won the bronze medal.

Paul Hamm, who became the first U.S. man to win all-around gold Wednesday in what's now become a disputed finish, was fifth on floor. Morgan Hamm was eighth.

Teng Haibin of China won the gold medal on pommel horse Sunday night, upsetting three-time world champion Marius Urzica of Romania.

Teng finished with 9.837 points. Urzica, the gold medalist on pommel horse at the Sydney Olympics, won silver with 9.825 points. Takehiro Kashima of Japan took the bronze with 9.787 points.

Hamm finished sixth in the pommel horse with 9.737 points.


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